Ramdev

  • Heads Anna wins, tails Government loses

    Musings |   Rohit Khilnani
    Anna Hazare's fight against corruption is now a full blown mass movement. The country is with him and he knows that! From school and college...

  • TV news a zero sum game?

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    24 x 7 media is an amoral beast and the camera is Shiva's third eye. It sees the positive and the negative, and it doesn't...

  • Essay: Ramdev's agenda is political, not civil

    The Drumstick Tree |  Varuni Bhatia
    While liberals dismiss Baba Ramdev's anti-graft agitation as an aberration, there is a clear-cut agenda in his politics. It is intrinsically linked to a revival...

  • Dear PM, India maange more

    Voice Over |  Rajen Garabadu
    Dr Manmohan Singh was always a favourite with the educated middle-class. Members of the fourth estate held him in high esteem. He was always a...

  • Fast: What Anna, Baba didn't learn from Gandhi

    Master and a glass of Margarita |  Tathagata Bhattacharya
    Over the last one year, the present UPA government has got used to being periodically bombarded by exposes of innumerable cases of financial irregularities. The...

  • Can a quack cure a nation of corruption?

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    It seems the government's days of Chakrasana are over. The Congress-led UPA that rushed several senior ministers to meet Ramdev at the airport only a...

  • Anna, Baba Ramdev… who next?

    In Conversation |  Hemender Sharma
    The Sonia Gandhi-Manmohan Singh duo can not escape the consequences of lathi charging over one lakh peaceful protesters in the dead of the night. The...

  • Listening to Ramdev

    Excess Baggage |  Shiv Visvanathan
    Swami Ramdev may have jumped off the podium but is still news. Many of my friends see him as a threat to democracy arguing he...

  • June 4: Tiananmen ghosts haunt Ramlila Ground

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    History bears testimony to one of the toughest crackdowns by state machinery on a civil resistance on June 4, 1989 in China's now iconic Tiananmen...

  • Yoga shivir: A much needed shot in the arm

    Plain and Simple |  Parikshit Luthra
    With massive LCD screens, a 30 feet tall water proof tent and tight security the Ramlila Maidan near Daryaganj resembles a lavish durga pooja pandal...